Gun dog. Easing off the training, giving him choices.

Gun dog Black Lab Bentley is extremely well-behaved and polite, an absolute delight.

The young dog seems, however, careful. He follows anyone who gets up to walk about, looking worried. He can be jumpy. [divider type=”white”]

Gun dog training

gun dogHis young lady owner is very conscientious indeed. She is keen to make a good gun dog out of him and is very disciplined with the training. Each family member helps her by walking him and they are well-trained too – very keen to help. All walks include training sessions.

The girl voiced concern that if she follows my behaviour route, Bentley’s training may go downhill.  I suspect that easing right back on the gun dog training and giving Bentley more choice will instead enhance their training sessions.[divider type=”white”]

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Second Fear Period Maybe

Second fear period and bad timing could be involved. The couple have two beautiful Labradors – black William and golden Sam. They can’t understand how the two dogs have turned out so differently when they both came from the same breeder. They say they have treated them both the same. Read more…